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Fixin’ to Lead

November 12, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Didn’t make it to the live event? The video replay is now available for a $10 registration fee.

Have you been considering seeking a leadership role at work, in your church, on a non-profit board, running for elected office (or helping with another woman’s campaign), or serving on a public appointed board or commission? There are many barriers that hold South Carolina women back from leadership roles. We recognize that the system wasn’t built to support working women (paid and unpaid) nor women of all colors, sizes, shapes, backgrounds, and bank accounts. The Fixin’ to Think About Leading workshop acknowledges all that.

We’ll help you pinpoint what’s inspiring you to lead or run for office and explore the impact it will have on your family, finances, and career.

Regional Locations
The workshop will be offered concurrently at multiple regional locations across South Carolina as well as virtually.

Cathy Novinger Girl Scout Leadership Center
1107 Williams St
Columbia, SC 29201

North Charleston
Trident Tech, Thornley Campus, The College Center
7000 Rivers Ave
North Charleston, SC  29406

Rock Hill
The Gravity Center
153 S. Oakland Ave
Rock Hill, SC  29730

Furman 101
101 N. Main St
Greenville, SC  29601

Registration is $25 and includes refreshments and a t-shirt.
*The deadline to register to receive a t-shirt is November 4th.

Now is the time to get ready to run in the 2023 and 2024 election cycles!

Sessions will be led by expert presenters from both sides of the aisle with plenty of time for discussion and networking.

From Fear to Focus
Tameika Isaac Devine, Attorney, Speaker, and Former Member of City of Columbia City Council
Jenn Hulehan, Councilwoman, City of Simpsonville

Women often feel like they are underqualified for the job. Men don’t feel this way. We’ll challenge your preconceptions of what an elected official is supposed to be and convince you that you are already qualified– varied professional backgrounds and experiences are assets, not liabilities. Let go of the notion that there is some form of “ready” and embrace that all you really need is to be willing. All people should have their voices heard. The kind of person you are is the kind of person we need in leadership. Your experience is your expertise.

How will this work in my real life?
Presenter: Ashley Peele, Candidate, North Charleston School Board

Your life is already full. How do you fit a promotion, or a campaign and then a term in public office, into it? We’ll give you tools to figure out:  

  • what you are currently doing with the hours available to you
  • how make a financial plan to make your run possible
  • how a run will impact your job or career
  • what care that you give and receive can be outsourced 

Why Am I Running?
Presenter: Jesica Mackey, Richland County Council District 9

Your why needs to be extremely specific. You need to know what issues/problems you want to solve and why you’re the best person to solve them. What are the issues you care about, the problems you want to solve, the change you demand? Identify the top three issues you want to fix and how you’ve already shown up to solve the problems you see.

Skeletons in the Closet
Presenter: Will Folks, Founding Editor, FitsNews

Take inventory of what you’ve put out on the internet to make sure the public record you’ve created for yourself is exactly what you want it to be now. We’ll talk about setting up “public” social media and email accounts, keeping your private accounts private, finding out what is out there about you online, in the public record, and what you can do about the stuff out there you can’t control.


If you’re ready to step up to the plate to run for office or you decide to support other women, the next step is to attend the Spring Training: Opening Day multi-partisan campaign training conference for women in January 2023.

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November 12, 2022
9:00 am - 11:30 am
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